Happy Valentine’s Day!! This song is extra special to me, since it was the first dance at my wedding. This song spoke to us because it embodies how happy we are just being together. XOXOXO
About Your Smiling Face
Your Smiling Face was written by James Taylor and released on his 1977 album JT. He wrote it about his new relationship with Carly Simon. (I love the line “Isn’t it amazing a man like me can feel this way”!)
How I create my piano arrangements
Sometimes I try to recreate the original recordings, like I do in this one. It requires that I take the time to figure out the chords (I usually just do this by ear). Once I have the chords done, I take some time to figure out the bass line and the hook. After that, it’s time to work out with the metronome to make sure I can really kick the groove right.